Friday, March 16, 2018

Supreme Court Sets Two More Execution Dates

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM

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On Thursday, the Tennessee Supreme Court denied the Tennessee Attorney General’s call to set execution dates for eight inmates before June 1.

Attorney General Herbert Slatery called for the expedited executions in a motion filed in February. The new timeline was needed, Slatery said, because of issues getting access to drugs state officials would need for the executions.

But the court did set execution dates for two of the men in Slatery’s request.

“On its own initiative,” the court ordered the execution of death row inmate Edmund Zagorski on Oct. 11, 2018. Zagorski was convicted of the 1983 murders of two men during a bogus drug deal and received two death sentences.

The court also ordered inmate David Earl Miller to be executed on Dec. 6, 2018. Miller was convicted of the 1981 murder of a mentally disabled young woman, according to a statement from the court.

Earlier this year, the court set an execution date of August, 9, 2018, for condemned inmate Billy Ray Irick.

Tennessee has not executed an inmate since 2009.

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